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Fluance RT80/81 turntables bring back the style for vinyl lovers

RT81_81If you are one who firmly believes in the quality of vinyl records for the simple fact that the kind of audio produced is a whole lot “warmer” than what you would get through regular MP3s and lossless digital music, then you would seriously want to consider what Fluance has in store with its RT80 as well as RT81 turntables. These are high fidelity, affordable and beautifully designed turntables which will surely do their bit to reinvigorate consumers’ love when it comes to vinyl!

Fluance has made it mark in the audio industry in recent times with its Fi70 and Fi50 Bluetooth speakers, as well as Signature Series home theater system, and now, it looks like its maiden attempt at the turntable market has yielded some pretty compelling fruit. We are looking at the clever engineering which will make use of premium components, where both of the high-fidelity, belt driven RT80 and RT81 are able to deliver a pure analog listening experience that authentically recreates artists’ performances.

The RT80 and RT81 play traditional LP and EP vinyl albums (33 1/3 or 45 RPM), and it does not matter if you are dusting off a classic album from your parent’s collection, or simply discovering vinyl for the very first time with Adele’s 25, Fluance’s new turntables will be able to send you through a stunning audio adventure down the sonic spectrum.

The RT80 will integrate AT91 Audio Technica needle that produces rich sounds, as users rest in the grooves of their favorite vinyl records at a mere 2.0 grams of tracking force. The RT81 will be a wee bit more advanced, of course, as it features an AT95E Audio Technica needle. Regardless, both of the included styluses are renowned for their freedom from noise and distortion, clarity on musical peaks and channel balance.

The RT80 and RT81 can now be picked up as a pre-order on Kickstarter for $195 CAD/ $150 USD and $265 CAD / $200 USD respectively, where Fluance expects the to ship to backers and be fully available by the time May 2016 rolls around, for $199 and $249, respectively.

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Categories Audio